2019 TCS NYC Marathon *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview *Tracking & Results *TV & Streaming

LRC Geoffrey Kamworor Powers to Second NYC Marathon Title in Three Years Kamworor ran his final 10k in 29:14 and got the win as Jared Ward took top American honors in 6th and Abdi Abdirahman set a new US masters record of 2:11:34 at age 42.

LRC Joyciline Jepkosgei Dazzles in Marathon Debut, Just Misses Course Record The half marathon world record holder just missed the course record with her 2:22:38 win. Des Linden led early and ended up the top American in 6th in 2:26:42.

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NCAA Conference XC Champs Weekend *Live Results: *PAC-12 *ACC *Big Ten *Heps *Mountain West *Big 12 *Big Sky *Conference Champs Central (All Results)

MB: Conference Championships weekend

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NYC Previews

LRC 2019 New York City Marathon Preview Podcast + Camille Herron and Rojo Hobby Jogging Love We break down the 2019 NYC Marathon fields.

LRC Women’s Preview: Will the Course Record Finally Go Down? Who Will Be the Top American: Sara Hall, Des Linden, or Kellyn Taylor? Can Mary Keitany get the only thing she doesn’t have in New York – the course record? How will the Americans, Sara Hall, Des Linden, and Kellyn Taylor do?

LRC Men’s Preview: After an Epic Year of Marathoning, What Does NYC Have in Store? NYC’s elite men’s field isn’t deep at all, but with Geoffrey Kamworor coming in off a half marathon WR, Lelisa Desisa chasing an unprecedented Worlds/NYC double, and Jared Ward entering in terrific shape, the men’s race should still be a good one.
*MB: Who wins the men’s race at the 2019 NYC Marathon? Kamworor, Desisa, Kitata, or Tola? Does the course record go as well? 

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Sprint Stuff

Last Weekend’s Action *Valencia Results

MB: Camille Herron sets ANOTHER WORLD RECORD for 24 hours!!!! She ended up running 270.116 kms or 167.8 miles. Her old record was 262.192 kms. She averaged 8:34.9 mile pace for 24 hours.
*IAAF Article On Camille Herron’s 24 Hour WR

Valencia Half: Ethiopian delight: Yomif Kejelcha wins 3 way sprint for men’s title in 59:05, Senbere Teferi sets Ethiopian national record (65:32) as Sifan Hassan is 2nd (65:53) The women’s WR of 64:51 survives. Scroll down to 2nd story. *Results
*Video of Kejeclah’s sprint win
*Sifan Hassan praises Salazar after race: “He is the best coach there is, he does the best for his athletes,”
*Jos Hermens says Hassan will stay in Portland and they “have an eye on two, three, four American coaches.”
*MB: Official 2019 Valencia Half Marathon Discussion Thread
Hassan says she’s been under a lot of stress since Doha and isn’t sure how she’ll feel

Frankfurt: Kenya’s Valary Aiyabei runs 2:19:10, becomes 1st to break 2:20 at 2019 Frankfurt Marathon, Ethiopia’s Fikre Tefera Wins 4-way battle for men’s race in 2:07:08 Aiyabei went out on WR pace but her pacemaking husband dropped out at 15k with illness. Mark Kiptoo came up short in his bid for his own masters of 2:07:50 by running 2:08:09.
*Steph Twell sets new Scottish marathon record (2:26:40) She broke Liz McColgan‘s mark from 1997 by 12-seconds.

Sprint Stuff

2019 USATf 5k Champs *Top 10 Results

LRC USATF 5k Quick Takes: Rowbury and Jenkins Talk NOP, Aaron Templeton Breaks Out, and Jessica Tonn Returns Home We caught up with the top performers in NY this morning including the winners – Shannon Rowbury (15:43) and Anthony Rotich (13:48).
*MB: Eric Jenkins on Salazar: “I totally understand why he’d get banned…(He) pushed the line and clearly he pushed it too far.”

LRC Scott Simmons Raves About Anthony Rotich’s Potential: “I Honestly Think He’s a Guy Who Can Medal on the World Stage” Rotich, a 4-time NCAA champ in college, is now a US citizen and Olympic medallist hopeful according to coach Scott Simmons.

British Olympic Sprinter James Ellington Launches Legal Action Against Former Teammate Nigel Levine Over Motorcycle Crash Ellington says he needs money to continue training and rehabbing from the injuries he sustained in the crash where Levine was driving. But Ellington is also suing the driver of the car which seems strange because the crash can’t be both Levine or the other driver’s fault.

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LRC For Sara Hall, A Dream Deferred Led to a Passion Realized 10 years ago, Sara Hall did not love running but felt obligated to do it even though she finished last at USAs as her husband Ryan was a star. Now, at age 36, the mother of 4 is the star and loving the sport more than ever and thriving with Ryan as her coach.
*MB: Jonathan Gault takes a look at the incredible resurgence of Sara Hall. Better than ever at age 36!

LRC Des Linden on the Olympics, Her Running Future, & the Great Shoe Debate: “It’s an Arms Race and It Should Be a Footrace.” Des Linden is free to speak her mind and she didn’t hold back when discussing her future, the new shoe wars and Rio 2016 – specifically did Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg have an unfair advantage?

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American Distance News

News from Britain Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer involved in serious car crash in India Neither was seriously hurt but the other driver was hurt badly and chaos ensued with death threats. *Facebook post

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LetsRun Exclusives

LRC WTW: Sifan Hassan Does Not Break a World Record, Camille Herron CRUSHES One, Father-Son Marathon Record May Have Fallen The world records did not fall in Valenica as Sifan Hassan showed she’s human but we got some impressive father-son running and Camille Herron hitting a grand slam.

LRC Did Marathon World Record Holder Brigid Kosgei Actually Miss Any Drug Tests? Here’s What We Know After a Confusing Press Conference While her coach was quoted as saying “three times the anti-doping officials did not test her,” her agent Federico Rosa reports she has officially only missed one test. The Kenya authorities say she has been drug tested 54 times.

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